Time for another Brisbane comic expo! It’s the mid year Comic Street event at Queens St Mall tomorrow and I have a table at it and can’t wait to showcase my Ringo the Ringtail Comics and cute koala greeting cards and t-shirts!
Please come along and say hi!
Last night I watched the amazing Edward Scissorhands at Brisbane Myer Centre cinema – it was so good to see it on the big screen.
So I couldn’t resist making me Edward Pencilfingers meeting Edward Scissorhands!
Face in a Tree
Haha here’s something a little bit different. On my daily meanderings in Whites Hill Reserve in Brisbane this little angry face caught my attention in a tree! Thought it was too good an opportunity not to photograph!
When it gets hot… Draw in the Shade!
Gee its been really hot recently. So hot its been hard to concentrate drawing anything on my lunchtime nature walks! In one lunchtime all I could think was I have to find shade to draw in!
David Hockney Exhibition
Back in January Hazel and I went to see the David Hockney exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. It was a cracking exhibition showcasing Hockney’s new found inspiration of digitally drawing and sketching directly on to iPads and iPhones. This ranged from seeing the digital sketches and finished artworks displayed on both digital screens and printed, and sometimes he even recorded his art so this was being played back to us in the gallery – which s almost like seeing art in motion from the blank page to finished article!
Another piece of artwork of Hockney’s on display was the massive 50 panel ‘Bigger Trees Near Water’ which has to be seen to be believed!
A wonderfully inspiring exhibition I would recommend to attend!
Three Tables at Comic St that Inspired Me
There were three tables at Comic St that gave me a little bit of inspiration – Dan Watts, Camila Duran, and Brendan Foley
First up is Dan Watts, who was my table buddy for the day. I liked the way that Dan put his characters front and centre of his display to draw you into his comic.
And across the aisle from me was Camila Duran and Brendan Foley. Camila had some awesome greenery decorating her table which immediately grabbed my attention in a sea of paper and ink. A couple of weeks ago I had considered also bringing a branch or some leaves to do something similar so I must say it was nice to see her table design. Brendan’s comic was immediately eye catching – I think it was the colour scheme and top corner being cut off that really made it striking from across the aisle!
Comic St Table Buddy – Dan Watts
On Saturday at Comic St in Brisbane I shared a table with comic illustrator Dan Watts. Dan was an awesome table buddy displaying not only a fine selection of his comics and prints but helped to make the time pass by quick as we had a good chat finding out that Dan is not only talented in art but is also a drummer for a folk band as well.
He had a wonderful niche children’s comic called ‘Freya the First Aider’ which was written by a paramedic for him to illustrate and each page details different scenes that you may encounter. These comics were very popular.
I loved Dan’s art prints of underwater scenes of turtles and sharks which made me think about scuba diving again. And these were all in addition to his main comic that he was selling “Bipp and Trax Intergalactic Real Estate” which is printed in the old school landscape comic strip format!
It was great to meet Dan and learn a few things from his wealth of experience and look forward to catching up with him again at the next event!
Cute, original and funky Australian Wildlife illustrated Calendar
Looking for a 2017 calendar featuring cute, original and funky illustrations of Australian wildlife, including koalas and possums? Then look no further, my calendar may just be what you are after!
Available in my RedBubble shop this calendar can be tailored to start from any month in case you are too late to order for January 2017!
The calendar features 12 of my favourite designs through the year which include my characters Ringo the Ringtail Possum and Z the Sleepy Koala as well as a range of their other Aussie wildlife friends.
I hope that you enjoy it and brings you pleasure throughout the next year…
Trick or Treat!!?
Or rather.. cute or scary? Ringo the Ringtail Possum is being a pumpkin for Halloween! How will you be celebrating tonight?
If you would like to purchase t-shirts and gifts featuring this design please visit my RedBubble store…
Brisbane Painting & Drawing Meetup Group, October, Sherwood Arboretum – post 2 of 2
Further to yesterdays post form my first couple of illustrations from last weekends visit to Sherwood Arboretum with the Brisbane Painting and Drawing Meetup Group, here are the final two drawings of mine.
I carried on with drawing my characters. So in the first picture I have Ringo the Ringtail Possum and Z the Sleepy Koala doing their own sketches, but guess what – Z has fallen asleep!!
And the second picture features Ringo and Ringlet the Ringtail Possums inspecting a bird box that I saw.
What do you think? Are they the cutest little wildlife characters?
Apart from drawing it was great to catch up with the group again and gain inspiration from others have drawn as there is some great talent there.
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